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  • Speak the language like you’ve always wanted to — Babbel launches massive brand campaign

    Berlin, – Babbel, the fastest way to learn a new language, has launched an extensive new branding campaign. Its goal? — clearly position the Babbel brand globally, and showcase the core strengths of the Babbel App. At the center of the campaign is Babbel’s primary brand message: To help people speak a new language quickly and like they’ve always wanted to. Babbel makes this possible through an extensive selection of language courses developed by expert linguists, and with its focus on authentic conversations and guided learning. The campaign will be launched in the UK and 10 additional countries on the 31st of October. Two new TV-Spots, developed in close collaboration with the renowned agency Wieden+Kennedy, kick off the campaign. With its exclusive client list, Wieden+Kennedy is among the leading creative agencies in the world.

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  • A Semester of Spanish in 15 hours - New Study Examines Babbel

    New York / Berlin, – Babbel, the shortest path to a real-life conversation in a new language, today publishes the results of an independent study looking at the efficacy of the app’s Spanish courses. Over a period of two months, specialist researchers from City University of New York (CUNY) and the University of South Carolina examined the progress of 391 randomly selected learners. Using WebCAPE, a standard measure of language proficiency for universities and businesses, the researchers evaluated participants’ knowledge of Spanish at the beginning and the end of the study. Key findings from The Babbel Efficacy Study are as follows:

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  • Nosotros los Bandidos: Babbel Launches Spanish Lesson Based on Narcos

    New York, – Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network and Babbel, the app offering the shortest path to a real-life conversation in a new language, draw their guns to launch a new Spanish language learning lesson based on the widely-acclaimed series, Narcos.

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  • Language-Learning App Babbel Hits One Million Customers

    New York, – In 2007, Babbel set out to make language learning easy and accessible to everyone. One million paying customers later, the Berlin-based startup is one step closer to this goal. For a company operating a premium-only, subscription-based business model, such a milestone is certainly worthy of celebration.

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  • Global Survey Reveals Why the World Learns Languages Online

    New York, – 56 percent of global users of Babbel – a market-leading language learning app – say that being able “to communicate better while traveling” is a top motivator for learning a new language. The international study surveyed over 44,000 respondents – including 2,510 U.S. respondents – and found out “self-improvement” (50 percent) and “mental fitness” (28 percent) round out the top three reasons for language learning in the 2016 Global User Survey.

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  • Babbel Supports Refugee Initiatives in Large-Scale Campaign

    Berlin, – Babbel’s app helps people discover foreign languages and learn at their own pace. As diversity is one of its core values, the company feels a responsibility to contribute to efforts that aim to alleviate the current refugee situation in Europe. In order to help refugees integrate into German society, Babbel has partnered with several organizations to facilitate sustainable and effective language learning courses. Together with the Senate of Berlin, AWO Berlin-Mitte, Kiron Open Higher Education and the Hoffnungsträger Foundation, Babbel will provide various refugee projects with €1 million worth of language courses. These projects include support in various refugee projects — from the official refugee registration office in Berlin, Germany, to various refugee homes lead by AWO and learning German at Kiron’s online university.

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  • Funding Boost for Language App: Babbel Raises $22 Million

    New York, – Global online language learning market leader completes Series C round and secures SEP as new investor

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  • Speak 14 languages easily – Babbel launches app for Apple Watch

    New York, – Location-based app enables users to effortlessly learn 360 words in each of Babbel’s 14 languages, from Spanish to Indonesian

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  • Babbel Opens Offices in the United States

    New York, – Founder to Head Company’s Expansion in New York City

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  • International Survey From Babbel Finds Language Learning is the Most Kept New Year’s Resolution

    New York, – With more than 1,300 new users signing up every hour, Babbel, the award-winning language learning app, is today releasing the results of a new survey among 10,000 Babbel users in the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Italy and France that found people have better odds of learning a new language than achieving other New Year’s resolutions like quitting smoking or being more athletic. In fact, more than 50% of people internationally who set out to learn new languages in January 2014 are still following their New Year’s resolutions today. For Americans aspiring in 2015, top resolutions are to learn Spanish (38.4%), French (28.2%) and Swedish (4.3%), while other countries surveyed largely plan to learn English (44%).

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  • Babbel Welcomes Russian as the 14th Language in Its Portfolio

    Berlin, – Babbel, the online service for language learning, now offers courses in Russian – the first language with non-latin characters to be added to the company’s portfolio. Russian’s cyrillic alphabet is often the first big hurdle for beginners . Babbel solves this issue with the help of a transliteration table and thematically incorporates the entire cyrillic alphabet into a new Russian beginner’s course. Everyday speaking situations like greetings or visiting a restaurant give users a knowledge of Russian they can start using instantly.

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  • In its sixth year: 1300 new users per hour on Babbel

    Berlin, – Babbel, the online learning system for languages, reports three-digit growth figures just in time to celebrate its sixth birthday. More record highs are also expected in 2014. The massive increase in demand at Babbel is attributed to the high product quality and strategic personnel development, focussing on the needs of the users. This year, the Berlin-based company continues to set its sights on growth with the introduction of a new language, as well as international expansion.

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  • Babbel welcomes Boris Diebold as Vice President of Engineering

    Berlin, – After the recent arrival of Florian Unger from Bertelsmann AG, Babbel, the learning system for languages, gains another top manager from a large company with Boris Diebold coming on board. Diebold, who was previously working for Accenture GmbH, takes over the new position of Vice President of Engineering at Babbel. He is responsible for the technical development of the Babbel learning system and the expansion of the engineering team.

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  • Babbel launches over 6000 hours of learning material for the iPhone

    Berlin, – Babbel is launching its complete language learning system for the iPhone to coincide with the release of iOS 7. Users with or without previous knowledge can use one account to log in on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and on the web to access the premium courses. Learning progress is automatically synchronized across all of the platforms.

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  • Head of Marketing Annabella Da Encarnacao transfers from Team Europe to Team Babbel

    Berlin, – Babbel’s expansion of its international squad continues. With the arrival of Annabella Da Encarnacao as director of performance marketing, the Berlin-based internet company has signed another top-class player.

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  • Servus, Gaudi, Prosit - Get ready for Oktoberfest with Babbel in 20 minutes!

    Berlin, – The online language learning tool Babbel is making a vocabulary trainer about Oktoberfest available for all visitors to Munich. Useful example sentences and practical pronunciation exercises provide a fast and entertaining preparation for a visit to the world’s largest folk festival. Furthermore, Babbel provides background on the history of Oktoberfest and its attractions.

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  • “Don’t fire the founder – unless you absolutely have to”

    Berlin, – With his extensive experience in directing and advising international companies such as Bigpoint and MTV, the London entrepreneur Simon Guild will now round out the board of the cross-platform learning system Babbel (Lesson Nine GmbH).

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  • Babbel brings on Simon Guild as new board member

    Berlin, – With his extensive experience in directing and advising international companies such as Bigpoint and MTV, the London entrepreneur Simon Guild will now round out the board of the cross-platform learning system Babbel (Lesson Nine GmbH).

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  • Zabaione or Zampone? Crêpe or Galette? Babbel's Culinary Language Courses

    Berlin, – What’s behind dishes like Pane Toscano, Un plateau de charcuterie corse, or El lacón con grelos? Babbel’s new courses, “Italian Cuisine,” “French Cuisine,” and “Spanish Cuisine,” shed some light on the typical gastronomy of the regions while demystifying the peculiarities of Mediterranean eating habits. The sequence of the menu, traditional dishes, local ingredients and spices: the language courses are a culinary journey through the South conveying the most essential vocabulary for talking about different food cultures.

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  • Babbel apps crack the 10 million downloads mark

    Berlin, – The language learning tool Babbel has achieved a record 10 million downloads of its successful apps for mobile language learning. The apps are available in over 190 countries and are especially popular in countries such as Germany, France and the United States. English is the most popular language learned with the Babbel app: The app for learning English represents approximately one third of the apps downloaded. It is followed by the apps for learning Spanish and French.

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  • Babbel Closes $10 Million Series B Funding Round

    Berlin, – Babbel, the online learning system for foreign languages, today announced the closing of a series B funding round. Leading the round is Reed Elsevier Ventures. Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners as well as existing investors, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft via its VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, and Kizoo Technology Ventures. The investment will be used to accelerate international expansion and improve the adaptation to all relevant mobile and online platforms.

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  • Education Startup babbel.com Acquires San Francisco based PlaySay

    Berlin, – Today babbel.com announced that it will complete the acquisition of PlaySay, a social language learning app for the iPhone that incorporates real conversations and pronunciation feedback with native speakers. PlaySay users will from now on join babbel.com. PlaySay CEO Ryan Meinzer will join the Babbel Team.

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Microsoft present award for Babbel Windows 8 app at CeBIT 2013

    Berlin, – At CeBIT today, the Microsoft initiative, “Chancenrepublik Deutschland” [Opportunity Country: Germany] gave the second “Innovate 4 Society Award” for innovative IT solutions. Winner of the competition in the category “Established Company” is the Berlin-based Lesson Nine GmbH, with their online language learning system, babbel.com, and their app for Windows 8.

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  • Eleven New Language Learning Apps for Windows Phone 8

    Berlin, – With the new Business German courses on Babbel, both beginners and professionals can focus on preparing for essential job-related situations, from the interview to everyday office activities online. According to an internal survey, over a third of Babbel users are studying German for professional reasons.

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  • Business German? Get fit for the job with Babbel's new course

    Berlin, – With the new Business German courses on Babbel.com, both beginners and professionals can focus on preparing for essential job-related situations, from the interview to everyday office activities online. According to an internal survey, over a third of Babbel users are studying German for professional reasons.

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  • Five years since launching, Babbel has proven itself as language learning method

    Berlin, – Today the online language learning system Babbel.com celebrates its fifth birthday. With its successful web offerings and mobile apps, the Berlin startup is now recognized as abroad-based provider for language education worldwide. In 2013, the rate of expansion is increasing, both internally as well as externally.

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  • Babbel Publishes its First Kindle eBook for Learning German

    Berlin, – The online language learning system Babbel has just released a Kindle eBook for learning German. “Learn German: Beginner’s Course 1,” conveys the most essential words and phrases, as well as basic German grammar.

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  • iBook for Learners of Spanish Now at Babbel

    Berlin, – The online language learning system Babbel has published an iBook for native speakers of English to learn Spanish. “Learn Spanish: Beginner’s Course 1” teaches essential vocabulary words and phrases as well as the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Babbel’s second iBook is an entertaining and up-to-date introduction to this foreign language and is an excellent way to prepare for travel to Spain or Latin America.

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